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Albert Finney has died.

I remember him more for his later career as an 'oldie' than his earlier career.
Enjoyed watching him very much indeed.

R.I.P.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/08/albert-finney-obituary

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/feb/08/albert-finney-dies-film-tom-jones-orient-express-millers-crossing
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Gordon Banks R.I.P.

''Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the greatest feats of goalkeeping, has died aged 81. Banks played 73 times for England and won a League Cup winners medal while at Stoke . . ..''

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/12/gordon-banks-dies-world-cup-winner-england-1966-goalkeeper

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/12/gordon-banks-englands-1966-world-cup-winning-goalkeeper-dies/
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'He should have caught it' - Mullery

England team-mate Alan Mullery, who played alongside Banks during the 1970 World Cup game, said: "He was probably the best there has ever been."

But he joked that the former Stoke goalkeeper, who won the League Cup in 1972, should have caught the ball when denying Pele.

"I patted him on his head, and I said 'why didn't you catch it?' and the abuse that came back was unbelievable," he told BBC Radio 5 live.

"He was the best at that time. We had some great goalkeepers in those days, and the only person I can think who came near was Pat Jennings."

Another England team-mate Sir Bobby Charlton said: "Gordon was a fantastic goalkeeper, without doubt one of the best England has ever had.

"I was proud to call him a team-mate. Obviously we shared that great day in 1966 but it was more than that. Even though I was on the pitch and have seen it many times since, I still don't know how he saved that header from Pele.

"Gordon will be deeply missed and our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time."
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I saw a youngish Freddie Starr at New Theatre, Oxford maybe 50 years ago - doing an Elvis Presley act, part of a Panto or something. Not generally my cuppa but quite an Elvis ! R.I.P.

''Freddie Starr, the comedian who rose to fame in the 1970s, has reportedly died at the age of 76.Starr was found dead at his home in Spain, The Sun said, while a post on Facebook and Twitter pages claiming to belong to Starr appeared to confirm the news.''

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/09/comedian-freddie-starr-dies-age-76/
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Comedian Freddie Starr has died at the age of 76.

The entertainer, who appeared on I'm a Celebrity in 2011, was found dead at his home in Costa Del Sol, Spain, The Sun reported.

His cause of death was not immediately clear but he was reportedly found by a carer at his flat.

The Mersyside-born comic, impressionist, singer and actor had a history of heart problems and asthma.

Police have said that they believe his death was not suspicious and that he died of natural causes.

A neighbour told The Mirror: "He’s been quite ill ever since he moved in and has barely left his apartment since moving in a couple of years ago."

Starr appeared on ITV's I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2011, a year after he had recovered from quadruple bypass surgery which followed a heart attack.

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Oh the Deadwood Stage is a coming on over the hill - whip crack away  :)

''American actress Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died at the age of 97, her foundation has said. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed the legendary Hollywood star died early on Monday at her Carmel Valley home in California. Day, who starred as Calamity Jane in the 1953 film, was surrounded by close friends and "had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia".

She was known for her honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and '60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history. Day's lilting voice, wholesome blond beauty and ultra-bright smile brought her a string of hits, first on records, and then later in Hollywood. She turned 97 on April 3, and Day told the Hollywood Reporter she celebrated all week with "dear old friends out of town" and enjoyed "quiet dinners".

The Hollywood icon has been intensely private since retiring from acting, last appearing in public 30 years ago to accept an award at the 1989 Gold Globes. Her final TV interview was shown to the world in 1994, and since then her only publicity has come through a smattering of interviews
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23 hours - we've travelled today . . so whip crack away, (repeat). RIP

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/13/doris-day-dies-aged-97/
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I'll miss these two . .

''Renowned as an outstanding House of Commons orator, Walden remained a backbench MP and, in 1977, he quit parliament to become a journalist and broadcaster. He took over from Peter Jay as host of London Weekend Television’s Weekend World politics show and presented the programme for nine years, after which he was replaced by another newly resigned MP, Matthew Parris. Walden acquired a reputation as a robust interviewer, and questioned Margaret Thatcher several times.''

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/12/brian-walden-former-labour-mp-and-tv-presenter-dies-aged-86
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''Tributes have been paid to Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh who has died at the age of 49.

The club announced Edinburgh's death in a statement yesterday, saying their manager had died five days after suffering a cardiac arrest. He had just returned from watching his former side Tottenham in the Champions League final.

"We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy”, said Orient chairman Nigel Travis. “All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the Club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments."

Edinburgh had just guided Orient to promotion back to the English Football League after taking over in November 2017 as the club began an extensive rebuild. He also led them to this season's FA Trophy final where they lost 1-0 to AFC Fylde and won 45 and drew 21 of his 82 matches in charge of the club
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/06/08/leyton-orient-manager-ex-spurs-player-justin-edinburgh-dies/
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''Tributes have been paid to Leyton Orient manager and former Tottenham defender Justin Edinburgh who has died at the age of 49.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/06/08/leyton-orient-manager-ex-spurs-player-justin-edinburgh-dies/

Very tragic story. Quite shocked to learn of this earlier today.